Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, or hCG, is a hormone produced in the pituitary gland of both females and males. In the female body, this hormone supports the healthy development of the egg in the female ovary. It also promotes healthy ovulation by signaling the ovary to release a mature egg. Healthy, mature eggs and normal ovulation are key to a successful pregnancy, though sometimes these processes do not function normally and require medical intervention.
Novarel® is an injectable medication containing hCG. It is prescribed for women who are not ovulating but whom also do not have ovarian failure. Novarel® is often indicated after being treated with medications called gonadotropins, like Bravelle® 75 IU, Repronex® 75 IU and Menopur® 75 IU, first. This medication is injected either under the skin or into the muscle.
Patients considering the use of hCG should be monitored by their doctors. Novarel® can cause ovarian hyperstimulation, which can be a life-threatening condition if not treated right away. This medication also increases the risk of having a multiple pregnancy.
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